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How do I find the routing for the return segment?

Old Mar 24, 11, 10:42 pm
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How do I find the routing for the return segment?

Hi I've mostly been lurking here trying to figure things on my own by reading the enormous wealth of info on FT, but I couldn't find the answer to this.

When I read the routing rules for a fare on ExpertFlyer, I can understand the permissible routing to the destination, but what are the routing rules for the return trip? Am I just forced to take the reverse route of my outbound flight? Or can I choose a different return routing?

If so, to I just reverse the rules to get the permissible routing, or do I have to search for the the return segment separately?

For example, ExpertFlyer is giving me the following for LAX - MIA:

PUBLISHED RTG LAX-MIA/AA2 /TAR-DRG1 EF-17MAR11 DIS-INDEF

1. LAX-CHI/DFW/STL-MIA
2. LAX-LAX/SFO-MIA
3. LAX-MIA
4. LAX-SJC-MIA

So I know I can fly from LAX to SFO to MIA. Does that mean MIA to SFO to LAX on the return is also permissible?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old Mar 24, 11, 11:25 pm
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Yes, the rules for domestic fares work the same in reverse.

Whether current airline schedules & availability on those flights exist, well....that can sometimes be the challenging part.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 1:28 pm
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Thanks! And I assume international fare rules don't work the same way because they're usually based on maximum permitted mileage?
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